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't forget that san francisco is where the united nations is was founded. one more thing that was very interesting to me this year the council general's wife coordinated the gathering of wishes for the tree of hope for 40 other consulates around the globe. >> thank you for doing that. the mayor of san francisco, the council general of japan and his name is... wait a minute, i have it. his name is heroshi, imamata. >> happy holidays everyone, welcome to the great city of san francisco, that dress, donna will make santa claus stay up all night. any way, i want to welcome everybody again to city hall, and to view our wonderful, wonderful tree of hope. it is something that i enjoy every year that it has been here and i tell you when it was announced that this was the tallest, largest tree of hope in the united states, if not in the world, i also wanted to say my very first thought was san francisco has always the biggest hearts in the world, thanks to all of you. thank you, donna, for your wonderful mc work here every year. and your beautiful presence. jeff carter, thank you very much, con
of $870,355 from the san francisco parks alliance for the design and construction of a playground in sue bierman park. >> thank you very much. do we have a representative on this aye fen? -- item? please come on up. >> good afternoon, supervisor chu. good afternoon, supervisor kim. my name is abigail [inaudible] with the partnerships division with recreation and park department. i am here to talk about the accept and expend grant from the san francisco parks a likesv in the amount of $870,355 which will authorize the recreation and park department to accept and expend this grant for the design and construction of a playground in sue bierman park. i'd like to spend a few minutes to give you some background on the group that's working on this project and the playground as well. the friends of waterfront playground is a volunteer organization formed by two waterfront neighborhoods, the barbery crist and [speaker not understood]. currently there are about 12,000 residents and it's growing to 20,000, which includes over 1,000 children. in addition to those children, there are 700 children tha
. everybody dance. (drums). go dancing rocking san francisco city hall indian way. how about a big round of applause for all our dancers? all right. [applause] all right. once again let's hear it for your singers, our dancers from everywhere here in the san francisco bay area. [applause] all right. good singing. good dancing. posting the eagle staff at this time. be shout out to larry harrison for taking care of our eagle staff. you maybe seated. calling up to the podium at this time michael lupdtin and vice president of the marketing and branding for this station. >> hi everyone. can you hear me? hello everyone. i am from kqmd and i wanted to welcome you to this eighth annual indian heritage celebration. we are honored to be honoring four heroes from the community who have tirelessly worked throughout the year to provide the kind of service that admissible media is about and engaged community and robust heritage is about. nominated by community leaders they have worked at the grass-roots level and share the highest values we all share. as a public supported media organizat
>> san francisco is home to some of the most innovative companies of the 21st century. this pioneering and forward looking spirit is alive in san francisco government as well. the new headquarters of the san francisco public utilities commission at a5 25 golden gate avenue is more an just a 13-story building and office ablation. instead,ity leaders, departments and project managers join forces with local architectural firms ked to build one of the greatest office buildings in america. that's more than a building. that's a ving system. ♪ ♪ when san francisco first bght this land in 1999, it was home to a state office building. >> this was an old eight-story brown ilding the state owned and the workers' comp people were in that building. it was an old dee correctvth it building for decades. when i was a member of the boa of superviss, all of us wondered why we hadn't done anything there and the mayor thought the same. >> if an earthquake happened, the building was uninhabitable. it sat there vacant for quita while. the city decided to buy the building in 1999 for $2.
and sewer was going to be in operation in san francisco after an ert quake. that probably is not going to happen. it's a little bit different having several blocks in your population out of water versus out of electricity or gas or cell phone service. it's a little bit different level of emergency. after an earthquake what we're designing for is to have the high level fire system more or less immediately. there may be homes, individual service connections, which could be out of water for quite some time and that's where my utility has to interface with other departments to make sure we're getting water to people through humanitarian stations, red cross, mutual aid is a huge part of this with our federal and state partners. but those hand off points after a major event and educating ourselves what we're doing and not doing is a big part of the life line process that naomi is running and it's been very, very helpful. >> thank you. and mr. angelus. >> in terms of standards, similar to pg&e we have established our own internal standards on how resilient our network is. it's two hour q
world class playground in the heart of san francisco. this is just really a big, community win and a celebration for us all. >> to learn more about the helen diller playground in dolores park, go to sfrecpark.org. >> good afternoon, everyone, almost good evening, and welcome to san francisco city hall. i'm supervisor scott wiener. i have the honor of representing district 8 including the castro on the board of supervisors. and which district are formerly represented by harvey milk. supervisor olague likes to remind me we share the district 5 represented by milk. and we're here today to remember supervisor harvey milk and mayor george moscone who were brutally assassinated decades ago. and we gather every year to remember, and not just to remember and to mourn, but also to remember the positives and to remember frankly both of these great men and what they contributed to our community. you know, with respect to harvey milk, there will never, ever be another harvey milk in our community in terms of what he represented for our community in terms of a step forward. we are now elect
and veronica klaus. >> i got jealous for a minute there, some of the members of the san francisco boys chorus are getting more pictures than i am. as you look around this room, think about the events that you have been to in the city hall in this one rotunda or one of the offices and so many wonderful weddings and so many celebrations and so many heart rending speeches and yes, some sad occasions too. all a part of our community and our beautiful city. as you look around this room tonight, what a diverse combination we have. it makes me smile, but it probably doesn't make nebraska smile. we live in a richly diverse city and our elected officials represent it and our events here represent it and the tree lighting should represent it and indeed it does, we call it the tree of hope. and every year we get messages from all over the country and all over the world that are put on origamis and put on this very unique, unusual tree. >> there are many cities that have holiday trees, but no one has the tree of hope. it was started by an organization and now i will have the chance to introduce you to th
harassed for the last two years in my single, what is it, my unit. i rent a room in san francisco for the last 7 years. i have a master tenant, we share the flat, they want me out. they have harassed me continuously the last two years, vandalizing my property, my bicycle repeatedly. i get no protection from the police department, san francisco rent board, gone through the mediation process unsuccessfully, they offered a thousand dollars and that wasn't, seemed like that wasn't significant at the time. now they have -- arbitration hearing didn't amount to anything. when they were able to obtain a tro, a restraining order against me on trumped-up charges, all lies, they then violated that restraining order themselves and had me sent to jail. i'm telling you perfect example, they sent me to jail for no reason at all. no reason. but now due to that fact they have now more legal grounds to evict me and that's where i'm standing right now. so i'm just telling you that this is a legitimate fight and, you know, they have property, they own many houses and they choose to harass me to
for this panel is the city administrator for the city and county of san francisco, naomi kelly. please help me welcome naomi kelly. (applause). >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you for having me here today. again, i'm naomi kelly, city administrator for the city and county of san francisco and it's an honor to be participating in this important panel discussion on the uss macon island. over the course of the next 50 minutes, we will be going to focus one of our -- we're going to be focused on one of the most important elements of our city and that's the resill yepbs of our life line. i am joined by a prestigious panel of experts who i believe have a keen insight sbat resill yepbs of the capacities we will be relying on heavily in moving forward post a disaster. here with me today is kirk johnson, to my left, vice president of gas transmissions from pacific gas and electric. next to him is don boland, executive director of california utilities emergency association. next to him is david brig, regional and local water system manager for the san francisco public utilities commission and fi
was a 27 year member of the san francisco police departmenth9f rising to the level of inspector. he then in his adopted home of daly city joined the daly city city council, served there for 10 years serving as mayor for two years. he then stepped up to the san matillo county board of supervisors and served on that board for 12 years. in his collective 10 year at both daly city city council and county board of supervisors he served on a variety of regional agencies, mtc, caltrain, bay area management district you name it, he probably served on it. what i got to know him well on was transportation issues. when i had the pleasure of serving at the caltran board where supervisor cohen is now, you
and county of san francisco the innovation capital of the world and of course for those of you that come from beyond welcome to the world series champion city and county of san francisco. [applause] thank you for coming to our moscone center, our convention center and lead gold certified building and i can't think of a more appropriate place to host the 2012 green build and expo and conference here in san francisco with a city with more than 48 million square feet of green certified real estate. [applause] . absolutely. our innovative green building policies ensure while the city's population and economy continue to grow we are decreasing our carbon emissions and achieve a sustainable environment. for instance this requires all new buildings designed to meet the gas reduction goals. that means more than 6 million square feet of commercial space and 11,000 housing units all in the development pipeline have been designed using these principles. [applause] in fact san francisco was recently recognized by the world green building council as having the greenest building policy by any local lev
of the san francisco fleet week association and what a great fleet week we're going to have for 2012. thank you. this is the second time we've had the uss macon islands and i want to thank captain pringle and his entire crew. what a great ship and what a great crew. they turned this swear hanger deck around all right night and turned it into a conference room and it looks absolutely beautiful. thank you, captain, and your entire crew. i'm going to make this short because we're already running a little bit behind schedule, but san francisco fleet week for the third year is organized with i object credible participation from city, civilian agencies from all around the region and all of us our fabulous united states military, the coast guard has been fabulous in providing assets to protect everybody out on the bay. it is one heck of a logistics program to get this whole program started and here we are the culmination of nearly a year of planning. we've had exercises, we've had lots of meetings down in san francisco up at the marines memorial, this is a fabulous program, we had a great medi
was a problem in haiti in the earth wake in the recovery. and like they say in san francisco, the fire department, we know how to do it, but when the big earthquake hits, we're all going to be victims and we want to make sure that anybody that potentially could come in to help dig us out knows how to do it. well, we trained some marines and petty officers in 2010 and as fortune would have it, i think u.s. s. reagan was in japan after their earthquake, there were a couple petty officers who had undergone that training were sent ashore in japan to assist in some of the urban search and rescue training. so, it was real world application. before i bring the next welcomer up, i have some administrative remarks. there are rest rooms here. and today i want to make sure you know it's back behind those screens for people that weren't here yesterday. and, of course, there's coffee there. this is a busy week and a busy weekend, and it's a core i -- choreography with all the ship movements. i can't let it go further without thanking monique moyer for what she and her folks have done to make this
from the municipal transportation agency about taxi service in san francisco and efforts to reform and improve our taxi system. if we are ever to become truly a transit first system, muni, those critically important, will never be enough by itself. we also have to have in addition to great biking and ability for people to walk around safely, we need to have car sharing and very importantly we need to have a world class taxi system. we currently do not have enough taxis in san francisco. taxi service is not where it needs to be. people still have incredible trouble getting a cab, whether they are visiting the city, whether they are living in the city, and if we want people to be able to live here without owning their own vehicles we need to give good cab service. i know that the mta has been moving forward with some very positive measures to improve service and i want to commend the mta for doing that and today we'll be having our quarterly update and miss hiashi is here from the mta so i'd like to invite her up to provide a update. >> chris hiashi, deputy director of taxis and
celebrations, here at city hall. and the rainbow world fun and mayor lee. and the san francisco japanese-american community. all arranging this ceremony. this is actually my third time to be here to stage, to say a few words. the first time it was three years ago. and we celebrated the world champions of san francisco giants. and this year, as well. we have many things to celebrate, many things to cherish. including the second time in three years but at the same time, there are lots likes natural disasters. >> in 20 months, have passed since the tsunami in japan. and the theme of tonight, celebration has been one of the essential components of japan's role of habitation and construction. the open of the japanese people and the support of the international community has given our survival. japan is still on its way to recovery. but i wish once again, to thank you for your continued friendship and compassion. thank you very much. [ applause ] , thank you. >> our celebration tonight, demonstrates our community's dedication to this hope for world peace. love, acceptance, and and i hope that
mostly sunny skies with a high of 58 on average in san francisco. look at ocean beach. beautiful. it will be 3 degrees above that for this time of year. a little bit warmer than average. what a difference is week makes. we'll have the forecast but first is ann. >>> several teenagers were found in possession of pipe bombs. that is the bomb squad detonating a large explosive in pleasant hill. according to witnesses, three juveniles were arrested last night after they used a pipe bomb to blow up a mailbox. witnesses gave a description of the suspects' suv which was found with another bomb inside parked in the front lot of college park high school. investigators say the juveniles admitted to only having the two pipe bombs. >>> u.s. supreme court dives into the debate over same-sex marriage. justices have agreed to review california's prop 8. as john black stone tells us that means gay marriages are still on holiday cross the state. >> reporter: for five months in 2008 same sex couples in california could marry really. then voters passed proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. when g
to the vehemence, 15. we had more homicides in the last 60 days in san francisco by firearm than we did in the entire first half of the year. the shootings are the problem. the guns of the problem. i discussions with this entire group and many people behind the cameras, it is about getting to the guns and affecting some long-term changes so we are not revisiting this every three to five years. to that end, the police department will take our zone strategy that has been effective almost a decade by decade as we unfortunately suffer these spikes. we will use real-time information through a new web- based system the department just got to get out in front of the violence. we're working very closely with juvenile probation, adult probation, but role, the district attorney's office and more, all those in the room to arrive at the list that the mayor spoke up. we do not anticipate this list will be larger than 200 suspects that are on parole and/or probation. if you are on parole or probation, plan on seeing a police officer, a probation officer, for a prole every time we see you. we will be
en san francisco... take vo ---arpaio llego para participar como invitado en una conferencia que se realiza en san francisco, y aunque solo ha estado dos dias su llegada ya es motivo de polemica... ---pero otro alguacil de la bahia tambien es noticia por tomar una decision que afecta a indocumentad os de nuestra zona... take 3 box ---tenemos cobertura especial en equipo sobre este tema... ---pilar nino nos dice en que consiste la decision del alguacil de contra costa, pero empezamos con jaime peluffo quien hablo con joe arpaio.... jaime... cu - peluffo asi es, joe arpaio tena programado reunirse con estudiantes de una escuela en san francisco que le escribieron cartas en espaÑol para criticarlo... pero la reunin acabo antes de iniciar.. :01 - :07 :17 - :23 :56 - 1:06 trt: 1:34 o.c. como arma política el alguacil ms temido del pas fue el orador de una convencin de alarmas en san francisco, pero la invitacin de la secundaria james lick fue lo que produjo controversia. despus de fijar una hora para que fuera a reunirse con estudiantes y maestros, la escuela le cancel a ltimo momento.
this morning aboard the uss macon island, in san francisco bay, looking out to the pacific, it is easy to believe that the united states is, in fact, a pacific power and that to keep it that way we will maintain the best damn navy in the world. thank you very much. (applause)speaker .... >> now i'm going to introduce our next speaker, major general melvin spee splt e i've known melvin for a number of years, obviously we served together in the marine corps. i can tell you he's been with fleet week for 3 years now and the one thing about mel, he's got a lot of ideas and he accepts no as an interim answer because a lot of things that he wanted to do to make fleet week better originally the answer from authorities was no. and he made some amazing things happen just through his will. a commander can will things to happen. and i really want to thank you, mel, for that whole peer to peer medical exchange was your idea and it was just a huge hit and i thank you so much for that. he's offered to be the pifrplg hitter for admiral roughhead who was captured back in massachusetts and couldn't
, we have a 90-year-old san francisco institution that i'd like to commend today, and cynthia huey is here from the clement street merchants association, if she could come forward. i'm just very proud to work so closely with the clement street merchant association celebrating their 90th year this year. it's an organization that's been working hard to revitalize the richmond district, especially in the past few months as new leadership has emerged. the clement merchants association represents diverse businesses from a variety of cultural backgrounds that makes clement street stand out from other commercial districts. it's one of the most diverse places. i moved there in 1984 to second avenue and clement. it was considered the new chinatown but it's so much more than that. it's a gateway for many different types of newcomers but also businesses. this year, the clement street merchants celebrate their 90th year of outstanding service to the small business community to the whole city. and the roster is growing of many different businesses from cynthia huey's feed store, a great vintage
and to the citizens who are the fabric and texture and color of san francisco. so, all of us can stop looking at the death of george moscone and start to put him firmly in our hearts so we can see the likes of him in new community leaders, young artists, queer and colorful, innovators and students, all inside our magnificently and uniquely diverse and never-changing city. san francisco will never be what it was, nothing in life will be. but as i heard recently, we are always nostalgic for a time that never was and often wanting to avoid a future that is inevitable. will change in san francisco as in everywhere is inevitable. and change can be beautiful. we are all of us the agents of change. as george and harvey were. each one of us is the story teller of our lives and the lives of the people we've lost. and that wasn't always the case, as willie mentioned. but because of the likes of george and harvey and so many others, all the way to our mayor ed lee, all of us have voice. all of us can tell the story. so, let's crowd source this thing. let's tell the real stories of george and harvey. sto
clearing the way with a merger with u.s. airway autos san francisco school officials invited america's toughest p1Ñ wria letter after denying them a chance to speak to their class in person. the sheriff happens to be in san francisco for a conference. he received a bundle of letters written in spanish from students that criticized his aggressive enforcement of immigration laws in phoenix. >> and i'm concerned about parents giving the wrong message to their kids. and even teacher asks schools. because this class had to be controlled by a teacher. >> arpio gained fame for making inmates wear pink under wear. >> fox con, parts supplier for apple is considering a u.s. expansion now that apple ceo said it will begin manufacturing products here in the united states. and housing employees and dorms have been working for unbearly long hours and apple has not revealed which products will be made in the united states. >> listen to this. local researchers find a gene that could lead to a pill this-to-fight fat. >> and a judge decides whether golfers can still tee off on a golf course at the je
communities here in san francisco. i know every person standing beside and behind the law of our communities, love this city. they would not be here unless they did, from the labor groups to become -- clergy groups to the community-based agencies, they really have a deep, deep love. i know it, and i know we have had these very sensitive discussions about these programs will have been done in other parts of the country, and i had a chance to review those. in agreement with our local leaders, in total agreement with the community-based agencies and civil rights organizations that have had a very delivered reason to engage me on this, we will not be implementing the stop and frisk programs or variations of that here in san francisco. [applause] we do not wish to be distracted from the real reason we are here. we love our kids. we love our families in the bayview whether they are in sunnyvale or alice griffith or potrero hill or in the mission. we love them so much that we have to do more to care for them. we have to find those connections. [applause] there are too many stories that we are heari
the holiday season in san francisco, welcome, founder and executive director of the rainbow world fund, jeff cauter. >> thanks donna and that great introduction and i must say that you look particularly fabulous tonight. >> if you are not familiar with the rainbow world fund we are an international service agency based in the gay and lesbian and transgender and friends community. so we are gay and straight people coming together. and what we do is we work within our community to educate people about issues of humanitarian aid and world need. and as we raise our community's consciousness, we fund and we raise funds to support relief efforts all around the world. our projects focus on, education, hunger, safe drinking water, and disaster relief, and all kinds of different ways of helping people. we have ongoing projects in cambodia, haiti, and south africa and helping out in areas just as the tsunami in south east asia and the earthquake and tsunami in japan and last year, and during hurricane katrina we tributed one mill object pounds of food aid. [ applause ] >> and all of that is coming fro
, it's about city of san francisco staff and departments understanding how the military works and giving the military a chance to work with the civilian authority in a non-crisis environment so that when they have to do it anywhere in the world, they've got one extra training day. that's the way we look at it, it's all one extra training day. you add all that up, we have a lot better chance when we need it. with that, i'm going to bring up dejon and take over the panel and i'll talk to you shortly. >> thank you, rob. the panelists we have represent a broad group of participants, some of them participated themselves and some of them had individuals in their organizations participate. and i want them to start with an introduction of who they are, a little bit about their own background, so you understand the lens they were looking through when they were providing some of their answers today. starting with our 3 panelists that were part of our command and control exercise then we'll hear from our 3 panelists that were in our communications drill. >> lieutenant commander mike k
>> president chiu: good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, december 4, 2012. madam clerk, could you please call the roll. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor av logs, present. supervisor campos, present. president chiu, present. supervisor chu, present. supervisor cohen, present. supervisor elsbernd, present. supervisor ferrell, present. supervisor kim, absent. supervisor mar, present. supervisor olague, present. supervisor wiener, present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> president chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the united states of america to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. >> president chiu: colleagues, we have october 16, 2012 board meeting minutes. could i have a motion to approve. motion by supervisor campos, suggested by supervisor chu. those are approved. madam clerk, are there any communications? >> clerk calvillo: there are no communications. >> president chiu: could
the december 5th, 2012 meeting of san francisco board of appeals. the presiding officer this evening is board president chris hwang who is engined by vice president frank fung, commissioner [a-ers/]ia hurtado and commissioner ann lazarus and welcome to our newest member commissioner honda. deputy [khr-frpb/] or city attorney will provide the board with any needed legal advice and the legal process clerk and i'm cynthia goldstein and we're joined by departments scott sanchez here, the zoning administrator and also representing the planning department and planning commission. joseph dusty representing the department of building inspection, and department of would now like to, urban foresty. the board requests that you turn off longer devices so they will not disturb the proceedings. please carry on conversations in the hallway. appellants, permit-holders and department responds have seven presents to preponderant their case. people must include their comments with the 7 or 3-minute periods. members of public not affiliated with the partis have up to three minutes to addres
. john didonna from san francisco. this is just a general-ap,e philosophicalh at the root of the controversy is a question of what human beings are how are we t|( q7 act,:/( and function in a way that is true to our spirit nature, and intellect. i use the word intellect in its ancient text, to bev:( # one thing from another is the power to make?ipp distinctions to sort things throughwmo i've been] that concerns me the most in this battle for our minds. we should be taught not what to think, but how to think. thank you for listening. >> -- all the supervisors)i( of la you about the future my future, our future, the future of the city. we was discussing education in item 13, and i feel that ifl( don't fire up every channel if we don't liquidate every pipeline and search every avenue[vjld in! >> president chiu: excuse me, sir. we have a rule in the board chamber that issues that have already been discussed in committee can't be discussed in public comment today. that being said if you want to discuss educa
department of housing and urban development continuum of care program and fulfilling the san francisco board of supervisors review and approval process for all annual or otherwise recurring grants of $5,000,000 or more. >> thank you very much. >> good morning, [speaker not understood], supervisor chu, supervisor kim. i'm here representing the local homeless board and i also have staff from human service agency [speaker not understood]. and we are bringing to your attention the proposed resolution approval for the upcoming 2012 continuum of care fund and p obligation we're doing for hud. we've been doing this since 2008 because we're required to bring the resolution to you since then. as you know, the san francisco local homeless coordinating board which is the san francisco obligation for the [speaker not understood] housing and urban development continuing care grants homeless assistance. in 2011 computation had awarded san francisco over $19,74 3,333 -- 34 dollars in competitive continuous care homeless assistance grants. actually the first in the country last year. in 2012 the proposed re
they will try and prove that the ban needs to be lifted. many credit former san francisco mayor gavin newsom with starting the ball rolling on same sex marriage back in 2004. we talked to him earlier and got his reaction to the high courts decision to review the case. >> in my lifetime, i did not expect the supreme court to have in front of them today. now, we are having a different argument with the united states that also supports marriage equality. it is a pretty extraordinary thing and a testament to people not giving up and a testament to the future. >>pam: those on the other side of the aisle are also happy with today's decsion. that's because.if the supreme court had denied the case. the ban on same sex marriage would have been lifted. andy pugno from 'protect marriage dot com' spoke with kron4 on the phone earlier today. finally, we are going to have a shot at a fair hearing in front of the supreme court. ultimately, we could prevail. twice, the people of san francisco have sided with traditional marriage. and they say that today that the polling is with the traditionait is a sidig w
the show that explores san francisco's love affair with food. there are at least 18 farmers markets in san francisco alone, providing fresh and affordable to year-round. this is a great resource that does not break the bank. to show just how easy it can be to do just that, we have come up with something called the farmers' market challenge. we find someone who loves to cook, give them $20, and challenge them to create a delicious meal from ingredients found right here in the farmer's market. who did we find for today's challenge? >> today with regard to made a pot greater thanchapino. >> you only have $20 to spend. >> i know peter it is going to be tough, but i think i can do it. it is a san francisco classic. we are celebrating bay area food. we have nice beautiful plum tomatoes here. we have some beautiful fresh fish here. it will come together beautifully. >> many to cut out all this talk, and let's go shop. yeah. ♪ >> what makes your dish unique? >> i like it spicy and smoky. i will take fresh italian tomatoes and the fresh seafood, and will bring them to other with some nice spoked
donations are down. >>> the food pantry at the saint anthony foundation in san francisco is in good shape but overall donations are down for the year >> we are a little behind where we would like to be or budgeted to be. >> the director said the charity has seen interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cliff >> we are seeing people who have never given us a stock donation before stepping up and making that kind of gift to us. >> they could be concerned that the tax deductions for charitable giving would be cut next year, saving the government money. private wealth advisor said it can make sense to get more bang for your donation buck. that would help charities this year, but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate, some had this year and potentially some this year, may try to double up and donate more this year. >> but the uncertain financial future is also causing fear. >> and many people are afraid to make any move, so then there's paralysis, because if you don't know what's coming, you are try to say a
process that has occurred between the city and san francisco museum of modern art to expand the current museum and to rebuild fire station 1. it is resolution approving and authorizing the director of real estate to execute an agreement of transfer of air space parcel at 151 third street to now the successor agency of redevelopment to the museum of modern art. this resolution would authorize the department to execute this agreement and here to talk about it in more detail is john updike from the department of real estate. >> thank you, supervisor kim, members. committee, john updike, director of real estate. and i thought this item was complicated, but maybe it's not in comparison. today we seek your positive recommendation for two transactions related to the expansion of the san francisco museum of modern art. the sf moma project calls for an expansion of the existing facility including a new approximately 200 foot tall building that extends into 3 different areas on to the city's fire station no. 1 at 676 howard, on to hunt street and on to air space owned by the redevelopment agency
$75 ticket or whatever, they're going to decide they're not going to shop in san francisco. you're trying to get people to take public transit. they're not going to take all their bags shopping on the bus and go home. they just bought a nice expensive coat, birthday present for their spouse or their significant other and they're not going to want to carry it on the bus and have someone steal it from them, you know. a lot of people still don't feel safe being on public transit. i think that -- i can the thing is, though, if you keep costing more and more to come into the city, especially on sundays, you're going to be cutting off your nose despite your face. that's all i'm going to say about that. and also, you need to make sure you address the concerns of the religious community -- not the religious, the church communities because all you're going to do as i said, discourage people from coming to church. and god knows we all need to go to a religious service once in a while. thank you. >> thank you. anyone else care to address the board? seeing none, we'll go to the consent cale
shows downtown looking pretty good. as we take a look at the visibility, from san francisco on south, ten mile visibility, but elsewhere we are looking at a quarter mile visibility. santa rosa and napa a half file. be careful out there. we will see some of the fog drift to the south and east of the as you head out there are areas of dense fog this morning, otherwise that should lift by about 8:00 and we will be looking at temperatures warming up into the 60s today. low to mid-60s around the bay and a chilly evening. really looking at pleasant weather the next several days with our numbers warming a few degrees. katie. >> quite a difference a week makes. thank you, lisa. new this morning police in pleasant hill have arrested three teenagers following an explosion. abc7 news reporter is live. they have reason to believe the teenagers had plans for more destruction? >> absolutely, katie. good morning. authorities say worst case scenario, someone could have died if they had come into contact with the pipe bombs the kids had. take a look at this video we have. [explosion sound] [dogs bark
does it fit in with what we're doing in san francisco and the bay area with medical planning. so yesterday we had an opportunity to go out and see a shock trauma platoon set up on ocean beach, had them running demonstrations and asking questions of the doctors and nurses there. we also saw a landing craft on the beach. yes, it can bring a tractor, it can bring personnel, it can also evacuate patients. it can also bring resources that we otherwise wouldn't be able to get into the city. general spies has said it many times, they have the ability to go around, over, i think through was one of those as well, any of the obstacles we find in our way. that's a resource we in san francisco really have to capitalize on. as i look at all these things, frankly i just was talking to somebody this morning, this is like the toy store of resources for me. when you sit on this ship, you look around, yes, it's a ship, it carries helicopters. it is so much more than that. it's a platform that does so many things. it's like your i phone. you ask it what you want it to do and there's probabl
winning a pennant and how about those san francisco giants. i actually want to marco scutaro wanna be, but it's not going to work and today i will settle formality city librarian luis herr ra and i would like to welcome each and every one of you to our ceremony today. this is indeed a milestone because it's not only the beginning of construction to a new new library, but it's the end of the program, which means it's a long time coming. {$}[ applause ], what it means that this is the last project and i want to especially thank. north beach community for your patience, for your persistence and your perseverance to have the state-of-the-art library here in your neighborhood. [ applause ] thank you so much very much. [ applause ] >> let's talk a little bit about this library. it's going to be 60% larger than the other library that sits over there. 60% larger. that means more books, more media, wonderful technology, wi-fi access. if you envision this space and if you look that way you have a wonderful adult area. as you walk in from the mason street side, you have an amazing teen center
the funding allocation has been structured the way it is. and, in fact, san francisco is getting additional money that would otherwise get for that very purpose. the interesting thing -- i was having this conversation with supervisor cohen yesterday -- is that the unfortunate thing is that what we have seen is an effort to pit, you know, doing something to provide access to low-income youth against the very important goal of actually funding maintenance for the mta. the two are not mutually exclusive and, in fact, the program that's before you, the funding that's before you recognizes that to increase access to transportation, you have to do both. and as director rifkin said, this funding proposal allows you to not only fund this pilot program, which is why -- one of the reasons that the mtc gave you this funding, but also allows you to meet the maintenance need that all of us should be addressed. you know, you don't have to choose between helping low-income youth and actually making the system work. i do believe that that is a false choice, and i think that we can walk and chiu gum at the
artist and poet and i like to live above ground and walk around san francisco and so do the did you rememberists. if we bypass all the small businesses in chinatown and in north beach, that's not going to do anyone any good at all. it's like bombing golden gate park and a few other things that i can think of * . it's like israel building in the west bank. * without, you know, stepping over their bounds. we need to make this city more beautiful and more lovely, not industrialized. i would like to see a cable car coming down columbus avenue. that is what we love. that is what we want. that is what i want. i want to keep this neighborhood the way it was when i came here 28 years ago, gentle, beautiful people, talking on corners, turning everyone into smilers, making happiness. this is not a happy situation at all. look at gentrification at fisherman's wharf. this is a dictator's plan. everything, this plan for muni and i love muni above ground. i love riding it. it's a terrific service. i love to see the chinese people and everyone else doing their thing. and i want to do it better an
more while you know you will get a deduction. for one charity in san francisco it seems people are doing a little of both. the food pantry at the st. anthony foundation is in good shape today, but overall donations are down for the year. >> we are a little bit behind where we would like to be, where we are budgeted to be. >> the interim executive director says the charity is seeing interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cliff. >> we are seeing people who have never given us a stock donation before stepping up and making that kind of gift to us. >> they could be concerned that the tax deduction for chair writ believe a giving would be cut saving the government money. private wealth advisor says it can make sense to get more bang for your donation buck. it would help charities this year, but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate some this year and potentially some next year may try to double up and donate more this year. >> but the uncertain financial future is also causing fear. >> and many
they have been through this twice now. they married in 2004 when the city and down i have to san francisco began issuing marriage licenses. but after they exchanged their vows they were notified their marriage had been voided. in 2008 they didn't larry for fear it would be revoked. they were right. six months later prop 8 passed. so now they wait again. this time with hope. >> today is a great day because we can see the potential for a really good outcome, but there is also the possibility of something different happening. so, we have to continue to temper our hopes and dreams a little longer. >> reporter: the supreme court will likely hear the arguments in march and have a decision by the end of june. there are nine justices. it is entirely possible they have nine differ opinions. one thing is for sure, this is an historic moment. juliette goodrich, cbs 5. >>> not only will the supreme court hear the prop 8 case but also a challenge to the national defense of marriage act. >> they've got to solve this as a national level because it's just too much administrative confusion right now. who g
we did what we did in the san francisco the overwhelming majority of democrats opposed it. now, we are having a different argument with the president of the united states. it is extraordinary. the future is not just in front of you, it is inside of you you have to manifest in, step up, step and. >> the stage is set. in the six months. >> dan, and as you know the challenge was filed on behalf of two gay couples. kristin perry and his sandy live in berkeley. alicea read got the reaction. >> proposition 8 has been a hot topic for quite some time and the supreme court is reviewing it. there will be able to marry whomever they choose marriage is something they look for a word to in their lifetime batting california, that is not an option if you want a legal union with somebody o >> fairness for all, we all have the same people at the same number of chromosomes. i made a decent person, a gay man myself them one proposition 8 and 2008, this union filed a suit saying that it was not constitutional and it was discriminatory. >> there are increased hate crime between lesbians and gays becaus
reporting from the farmers market in san francisco. to >> you can see that there in full set up mode. this farmers' market opens up any minute now. they have italian food, vegetables, and chocolates. for the first time in several weeks they're opening up under clear skies. over the past several is we have been pounded by wind and rain. this is not the case this morning and the sun is coming up. many people that i spoke with this morning tell me that they're very excited to spend it we game without all this rain. >> you really cannot do anything, but go wild for a split second and then go back in. >> how great for you? >> i will enjoy it. i love the sun. >> it is very hard to find anyone would disagree. some of the vendors here are wrapping up their preparations. this opens until 2:00 p.m.. they do this every saturday. if you see anything or your screen as appetizing. you just need ask. >> on the other news this morning on sealed documents show a picture of a of a middle school student who is accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his former students. as search warrant un
clinton. reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. they could have started marrying pleadly if the court denied review. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> three states legalized same sex marriage just a month ago. the tide is shifting. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to get married and i want to be married in any state. >> many people say they are happy the court will address the issue but they say they understand that the possibility the ruling may go against the very thing they are fighting for. >> opponents of same sex marriage believe the justices will see things there way. >> we are confident that the court is going to up hold the right of the people to amend their own constitution. >> the man who wrote proposition eight said the court shouldn't go against the measure that 7 million california voters approved. >>> we have much more on the court case coming up at 7:30. how the decision on same sex marriage ban could co
this is where it started. gavin newsom decided san francisco should start issuing same-sex marriage licenses or marriage licenses to same-sex couples. became ground zero in an nearly nine-year long legal fight. couples are getting married here. the decision overturned in 2008 when supporting prop 8's ban on gay marriage. today one half of the same-sex couple. >> you know, this isn't the first time that i have watched a couple get married talking about marriage equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting three years tone joy the same privilege these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon, two people were who married before the ban. >> there are over 100,000 legally married same-sex couple as cross this nationu]qhñ and thousands of more still to come, soon. >> dennis herera is arguing against prop 8. >> i am grad fid and confident the supreme court, now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same result that the district court does d., and will find prop 8 discriminates against gay and lesbian couples here in the state of california.
. and the department is also talking with san francisco police department, fire department, to study the replacement of the radio project which is a 14-year old radio system. [speaker not understood] we have department of emergency management here to update you. >> if i can be more specific, the recommendation is that gt work to present the finding and recommendations to the board at a future date on the current radio facilities conditions, including recommendations on the future use and city department user needs, technical requirements, timeline of funding. so, would you agree to come back and present to the board on your findings on this work? >> yes. >> okay, great. and the same with the -- would you accept this recommendation by the budget analyst? >> the department of emergency management? * >> yes, supervisors, department of emergency management agrees with those recommendations. we'll be very happy to come back and provide an update. >> thank you so much. you know, i know that this has come back to the budget committee several times at this point. i think it's great that we're updating our r
on how the supreme court is at a historic cross roads. but we begin in san francisco, today's decision leaves many people with mixed decisions. >> reporter: i talked with dozen of people tonight and there was a huge range of emotions, excitement, concern and also some confusion. >> reporter: holiday lights lights and friday night crowds but ask people on the street and many are away that today's decision could change lives and history. >> great idea. we need decide. so this is a great idea. >> matter of basic rights. >> reporter: today's decision means that same-sex couples in couple must put marriage plans on hold again. they plan to marry next fall in new york. >> we would have been exchanging vows and celebrating our love and commitment next week but with this decision it is bittersweet. >> reporter: at last the court will address the issue but the outcome might go against gay marriage. >> >> reporter: he has been fighting fighting fighting for -- gay marriage since 2004 and he supported a berkeley couple who launched the prop 8 challenge. >> we will be on the right side of history.
are local. the folks here in san francisco are going to be in charge from the minute the disaster happens and i think that that's really critical to understand. the local authorities evaluate the situation on the ground and execute what locally is available, then they evaluate shortfalls and what they have and then generate those requirements up through that defined chain of command, as i mentioned earlier. then once those agencies determine what those requirements are, they are given back to the city who employs those as they think they need to be deployed because, again, they are the eyes and understand the local situation. i think going through this that the navy and the marine corps, we're used to being in charge whenever we show up and we're not going to be in this situation. i think it's important for us to understand that and we do and i think we, if we were employed in this certainly would understand that particular chain of command and would be able to fit right in and execute as required by the local situation. >> let me reiterate that the local authorities need to know that t
. >>> okay, thank you very much. i have been a tour guide in san francisco for the last 15 years. i am a member of the san francisco tour guide guild, but i'm not speaking on their behalf because we are all independent. however, i had done walking tours in north beach, so, i'm familiar with that and they've been my most successful people. love the area. as a matter of fact, [speaker not understood] has been a lovely stop there. but i haven't gone through that neighborhood, but i can imagine what she's going through. whenever you open a magazine and the san francisco travel is promoting the city, they're promoting all our neighborhoods. i also conduct tours for folks in motor coach to get from one side of the city to the other. please keep in mind that columbus avenue is a major artery. when i take us around the city and i need to move around in three hours so they can go on to something else, or four, that i simply cannot afford to eliminate all of north beach and hie because my only route is columbus avenue, unless i go by van ness. and particularly with the america's cup coming in, w
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